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Branson West, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Branson West had a population of 490 as of July 1, 2020. Branson West ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Branson West is located at latitude 36.697 and longitude -93.3694 in Stone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Branson West encompass a land area of 4.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,362 feet.

The City of Branson West (GNIS ID: 2394243) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Branson West is located within Township of Ruth C, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stone County.


Branson West, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 490 (100%)
Population in Households 488 (99.6%)
Population in Families 401 (81.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 109
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $42,549
Average Household Income $57,590
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $23,762
Wealth Index5 60


Total HU (Housing Units) 233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $222,727
Average Home Value $249,094
Housing Affordability Index3 127


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.24% 0.49%
Households 0.16% 0.54%
Families 0.23% 0.46%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   0.71%


Branson West, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Branson West to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 513 50th
Population Density # 970 6th
Median Household Income # 657 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 249 24th
Per Capita Income # 547 47th
Diversity Index # 232 77th

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